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Tight pain across my chest?

Tight pain across my chest?

See doctor: Chest pain may be serious and could represent heart disease. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Sharp tight pain in back of head?

Sharp tight pain in back of head?

Neuralgia: Most often this type of pain which is usually sharp and shooting is neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Why tight pain on the left chest?

Pain on L chest: 54 F asks why tight pain on left chest? I assume on means in. If not then ignore. Many causes: if ever a smoker,HTN, high cholesterol, or family Hx of early heart attacks think heart pain. Does it come on with exercise and go away with rest? Make a detailed note of what brings it on and makes it go away and how long it lasts and where does it radiate (go) to. Call your Dr. Or walkin visit now. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a sharp, gripping pain in my upper thigh. Rest relieves the pain, but when I walk the pain shoots across my upper thigh.

Thigh pain: Such Sharp pain in the upper thigh may be due to a nerve impingement in the groin. Another possibility is a hernia which can be barely noticeable. If this discomfort continues it's recommended that you be examined by a physician and,if advisable, he/she will refer you to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment depending on their findings. ...Read more

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Chest pains localized Left side top of breast. Worse when pushed on. Shoulder sore and tight muscles around shoulder. Cardiac?

Chest pains localized Left side top of breast. Worse when pushed on. Shoulder sore and tight muscles around shoulder. Cardiac?

Doubt cardiac: You will need in an evaluation but my first diagnosis is chest wall pain also known as costochondritis or teitze's syndrome other possibilities could be shoulder bursitis or tendinitis or combination of both. See your physician for confirmation ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain between my chest and waist. Help?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, pancreas, gallbladder, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Sharpest pain under front and back right ribs for three months now. Tight stomach. Gassy. Sharp pains in stomach, chest and sides sometimes.

Sharpest pain under front and back right ribs for three months now. Tight stomach. Gassy. Sharp pains in stomach, chest and sides sometimes.

Maybe SIBO: Lots of possibilites. Maybe something you are eating diagrees w/you and you can eliminate it. A more remote possibility is sibo, small intestine bacterial overgrowth. This can cause bloating, gas, etc. Your doc can test for it and natural or drug antibiotics can take care of it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain and tightness in my chest when lying down.?

I have sharp pain and tightness in my chest when lying down.?

Not normal: This needs to be evaluated right away. Causes are numerous including the heart and lungs. Do not wait. The risk of a serious cause is great even if it ultimately turns out to be a minor problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

MFP: Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms: increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present. See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mid chest and upper back pain when stretch?

Probable Rib Problem: This description is most often seen in my practice when a patient has a rib that has gotten locked-down in front.Usually, ribs rise with inhalation or with stretching.If something causes them to stop moving upward, pain in both front and back usually occur.Osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the culprit which can then be relieved with manipulation of the rib (or, sometimes vertebra). ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing shocking pain in right temple,same pain back of neck,left shoulder&chest&shortness of breath gets worse when laying,bend over,beath in?

Sharp stabbing shocking pain in right temple,same pain back of neck,left shoulder&chest&shortness of breath gets worse when laying,bend over,beath in?

911: Lots of things can cause severe headache chest arm neck pain such as anxiety. But in my experience rule out life threatening issues such as heart and lung problems first. Call 911 and go to the emergency room please ...Read more

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Burning in left side of chest. Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

Burning in left side of chest.  Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoulder for a muscle sprain/ neck problems, etc. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

Myalgia vs. spasm: This sounds like muscle spasm if it is intermittent. This can be related to muscle overusepassive stretching , advil (ibuprofen) and topical biofreeze may help; however if not resovled within 1 week, get an examination and xrays. ...Read more

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Having sharp and dull pains under right shoulder blade runs all the to my chest worse on deeper breaths?

? R shoulder pain: If pain is associated with eating , it could be from a gall bladder (GB) problem. A fully blocked GB duct is a surgical emergency. A partially blocked duct may cause pain that comes and goes. A GB ultrasound can show if there is a blockage. Heart-related pain does not typically vary with breathing, but any pain near the chest is concerning. Constant/worsening pain needs to be checked by Dr. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess i would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched across your chest, it could be an issue with the labrum inside your shoulder. ...Read more

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Felt squeezing, tightening, heavy pressure chest pain twice today. Lasted 5 mins. Pain radiated to the center of my back and my right lower jaw.

Felt squeezing, tightening, heavy pressure chest pain twice today.  Lasted 5 mins.  Pain radiated to the center of my back and my right lower jaw.

Go To Urgent Care: Females die of heart attack when they ignore symptoms. The first 24 hours after symptoms appear like this are the most critical. The symptoms in a female do not have to be like what happens to their male counterparts. I would get attention urgently if i were you. ...Read more

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Tight pain across my chest?

See doctor: Chest pain may be serious and could represent heart disease. ...Read more

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Hi, i having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and ?

Hi, i having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and ?

Chest Pain: Please go to your emergency room or urgent care doctor ASAP. Your symptoms can indicate something heart-related or something less serious. In any case, it needs to be evaluated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Terrible news & chest pain/tightness = psychological reaction? thinkng about it makes painworse. Is it normal to experience physical pain in such case

Terrible news: Is a major stressor and your body and emotions will respond to that. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. Sorry for the bad news, hope some good news comes along. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Rarely: Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. If needed, your doctor may consider a trial off the Nexium (esomeprazole) then a rechallenge to see if it is truly the culprit. ...Read more

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Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. sternum feels tight and full?

Chest pain: Go see a doctor asap and get checked. Go now if this is new and is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or nausea, sweating, dizziness, or if you have a cardiac history, or a family history of it, or risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or you smoke. Not all chest pain is cardiac, but this needs to be ruled out first, especially if exertional. ...Read more

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What can cause occasional chest pain? tightness in centre of chest, behind sternum every few weeks. lasts up to 30min.

What can cause occasional chest pain? tightness in centre of chest, behind sternum every few weeks. lasts up to 30min.

Must check the heart: A visit to one's primary care doctor this week can help sort things out. If symptoms recur prior to the visit, one can go to the ER. (A person with chest pain and shortness of breath has to go to his doctor or the ER to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry.") ...Read more

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Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Difficult to tell..: It is very difficult to tell through this platform for sure if this is dangerous or not. Even though you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) the anticoagulation might not be complete or as necessary in your case for multiple potential reasons. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should go to the ED right now to make sure everything is alright and not a recurrent PE. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away . no other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away . no other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Inflammed food pipe: It may very well be inflammation of your esophagus causing you chest pain. I'd advise you to to change your diet to non-spicy diet and avoid caffeine, tomato sauce and sour foods. Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you feel the reflux symptoms and you made need something a little stronger that a doctor can prescribe for you. Also avoid eating late and large meals. It it doesn't ease up, see your doc soon! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or achy) . The following also describes me: chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

I am experiencing  chest tightness (quality: dull or achy) . The following also describes me: chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW! ...Read more

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I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

Go To ED : Those symptoms are the concerning for acute coronary syndrome. It would help to risk stratify based on your age, family hx, smoking status, hx of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or previously DX artery dz. With the information given, however, i can only assume you are high risk. If not acs, this may be onset angina pectoris, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis or esophagitis. ...Read more

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I have very uncomfortable chest pain all of a sudden. I just checked my BPM on my galaxy gear and it says its 104 and the pain is very tight. I'm 20?

I have very uncomfortable chest pain all of a sudden. I just checked my BPM on my galaxy gear and it says its 104 and the pain is very tight. I'm 20?

Many differentials : At your age most common causes of Cheat pain are musculoskeletal, pleuritic - due to inflammation of lung wall, psychogenic. If you are doing strenuous physical exercise, it may be musculoskeletal. If you have cough, it may be due to viral or bacterial infection related ; the least common cause is pulmonary embolism; blood clots in ur lungs . If chest pain gets resolved then don't worry. ...Read more

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Dull aching chest pain on right side chest tightness?

Dull aching chest pain on right side chest tightness?

Without knowing: Anything else tight chest/chest pain = call 911 and get evaluated! good luck. ...Read more